Longing for Paris
By: Sarah Mae
Have you ever wished that you could live a different life? Sarah Mae has a strong desire to be immersed in all of the history, art and food of the Parisian lifestyle. Longing for Paris is about Mae’s struggle to live the life of a Parisian princess, without abandoning the friends, family and life that she already has.
The Orpheus Clock
By: Simon Goodman
Simon Goodman’s grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties and perished in concentration camps. It was only recently, after the death of his father, that Goodman discovered a long-hidden family interest: world-class art. In The Orpheus Clock, Goodman documents his quest to recover old works of art that the Nazis stole from his family years ago.
How to Cook A Moose
By: Kate Christensen
How to Cook a Moose was inspired by Kate Christensen’s move to Maine and New Hampshire, as well as the slow-food movement that has re-energized sustainable farming. This book sends the reader on a journey into the lives of people who are trying to make do with what they can and still produce delicious and healthy food.
Walking With Abel
By: Anna Badkhen
Anna Badkhen joins a family of nomadic Fulani cowboys as they embark on their annual migration across Mali’s Sahel grasslands. The nomadic family embraces Badkhen as one of their own, and she is able to learn about their way of life, as well as things that threaten it, like Islamic militants and climate change.
Reichs, Kathy. “Speaking in Bones: a Novel”
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan knows exactly how to do her job but she’s at a loss wondering how to answer police detective Andrew Ryan’s marriage proposal. This problem takes a backseat when Hazel “Lucky” Strike an amateur detective who mines the internet for cold cases comes to Brennan with a tape recording of an unknown girl being held captive and terrorized. Strike is convinced that it is victim Cora Teague who went missing 3 years earlier. Even though Temperance has her doubts the evidence adds up so she travels on a forensic field trip to the backwoods where she encounters more untimely deaths, nocturnal phenomena and a sinister religious cult.
Lowell, Elizabeth. “Perfect Touch: a Novel”
Sara Medina the owner of a design studio The Perfect Touch travels the world to find the perfect artwork for each of her clients. Her sophisticated and solitary life in San Francisco requires her to concentrate on business. Into her life steps client Jay Vermillion a veteran of two wars and owner of a ranch in the Grand Tetons inherited from his father. He finds himself in a vicious battle with his former stepmother over some of his late father’s paintings. It is practically love at first sight when Sara and Jay meet which is soon complicated by a double murder at the edge of the ranch and a betrayal closer to home.
Hoffman, Alice “The Marriage of Opposites”
Set on the tropical island of St. Tropez in the early 1800’s, Rachel dreams of a life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of the small community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven Rachel for being such a difficult strong-willed child. In order to save her father’s business Rachel is married off to a rich widower with three children. When her husband dies suddenly his nephew Frederick arrives from Paris to settle the estate. Rachel seizes the opportunity to begin a passionate love affair that starts a scandal that affects her family including her favorite son, the artist Camille Pissarro, the Father of Impressionism.
Cohen, William S. “Collision: a Novel”
Sean Falcone, former Naval Security Adviser to the president attacks a gunman during a mass shooting at a prominent Washington D.C. law firm, but a second perpetrator escapes with a laptop containing information about an asteroid being mined by an American billionaire and his Russian partner. The incident catapults Falcone into a Washington mystery involving the White House, NASA, corrupt politicians, and an international crime lord that could ultimately destroy mankind.
Adler, Elizabeth. “One Way or Another: a Novel”
Angie Morse is spending a beautiful evening at a party on the deck of a luxury yacht when suddenly she feels a stunning blow to her head and then a push into the water. She can see people on the yacht but they don’t seem to notice that she is gone as the yacht pulls slowly away. Her friends and her lover are onboard as well as two who had reason for getting rid of her. Revenge burns brightly inside her and she knows that she will survive – one way or another.
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari takes a serious look at the research on love and marriage in contemporary America, interspersed with jokes and asides that keep the listener engaged. He narrates the audiobook himself, making for a humorous and informative listen.